I'm Bat, and I'm just taking my first steps into the world of loose tea. I started drinking tea when I was 15 (I'm 22 now), but in the typical English way: tea bag and milk. Never sugar. For the past few months I've been considering trying some "proper" tea, and last week I decided to give it a go. I purchased an infuser mug and some teas from Whittard of Chelsea, and I was very, very impressed. Then my glass infuser mug cracked
so it was back to tea bags, and it just wasn't the same. Today my ingenuiTEA arrived and I am happy again
I just love the fact that I can see the leaves dancing
Anyway, I'm really, really excited about all the different teas to try, even though I already have several lovely ones. I'm still not sure I'm brewing everything correctly, but it all tastes nice, so I'm not overly worried. I have discovered a particular love of green tea and Rooibos, which I had never heard of before. Yay!
Sorry for the ramble. Just thought I'd give a proper introduction to me! If anyone has any tea/vendor recommendations that are available in the UK/Europe, I would be very interested.